Waitonga Falls Track

Waitonga Falls Track

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6 Rankers Reviews

6 Face-to-Face

14 Ohakune

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Board walk across the tarns
View from Boardwalk
View of Falls from the lookout

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Time: 2 hrs return

Waitonga Falls are Tongariro National Park’s highest waterfall (39m) and are reached via a well-formed track through mountain beech and kaikawaka forest.

On clear calm days there are fantastic views of Mount Ruapehu and the surrounding countryside. You can see reflections of the mountain in the Rotokawa pools, part of an alpine wetland area.The track is rich in plant life, with mistletoe on the beech trees, and a variety of orchids along the banks. In the alpine wetland area, you can see sundews and bladderworts in addition to the usual larger vegetation of the bog.

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North IslandRuapehuOhakune

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  • Walking
  • Free

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Denise Albrecht

Germany

Ranking: 9/10

Good views of the mountain, nice waterfall, a bit too many climbs (very exhausting).

Reviewed over 6 years ago and experienced in November 2012

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Matthys van den Heuuel

Netherlands

Ranking: 8/10

We arrived late that day. So we did a short walk of 1 1/2 hrs. Also a great workout but it was worthwhile.

Reviewed over 7 years ago and experienced in November 2011

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Veronica Warren

Australia

Ranking: 5/10

Decided to stop off and do quick 1.5 hour walk. Would like to re-name it Stairmaster 3000!

Reviewed about 8 years ago

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Lisette X

Netherlands

Ranking: 7/10

nice short walk to the waitonga falls. if like snow dont forget to drive all the way up the mountain to see and smell the snow.

Reviewed over 9 years ago and experienced in November 2009

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aages

Denmark

Ranking: 8/10

Good little walk for those that don't want to commit to a full day. Beautiful waterfall at the end - and great to be able to make a return walk to the carpark.

Reviewed over 9 years ago

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annett

Germany

Ranking: 8/10

Short walk with Mt Ruapehu views and brilliant falls.

Reviewed over 9 years ago

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Nick Morrison

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